Jisho

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11 strokes
Radical:
insect
Parts:
Variants:
snake, serpent, hard drinker
Kun:
へび
On:
ジャ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1721 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 蛇 【ヘビ】 snake, serpent, large snake
  • 蛇口 【ジャグチ】 faucet, tap
  • 王蛇 【オウジャ】 boa
  • 長蛇 【チョウダ】 long snake, long line (of people, etc.)
  • 蛇行 【ダコウ】 meandering, snaking, zigzagging
  • 蛇蠍 【ダカツ】 serpent (snake) and scorpion, detestation
  • 游蛇 【ユウダ】 water snake
  • 長蛇 【チョウダ】 long snake, long line (of people, etc.)

Kun reading compounds

  • 蛇 【へび】 snake, serpent, large snake
  • 蛇穴に入る 【へびあなにいる】 snake hibernation
  • 裸蛇 【はだかへび】 caecilian (any burrowing legless amphibian of the order Gymnophiona)
  • 錦蛇 【にしきへび】 python, rock snake

Readings

Japanese names:
あぶ、 み
Chinese:
she2, yi2
Korean:
sa, i

Spanish

  • serpiente

Portuguese

  • cobra
  • serpente
  • bebedor duro

French

  • serpent
  • gros buveur
1341 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1916 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4130 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1716 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1387 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1875 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2040 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1861 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1608 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1701 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
907 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1230 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
525 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
32964 Morohashi
1343 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5303 New Nelson (John Haig)
519 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
558 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1483 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1656 2001 Kanji
6d5.7 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-5 SKIP code
5311.2 Four corner code
28-56 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
86c7 Unicode hex code

16 strokes
Radical:
leaf
Parts:
head, counter for large animals
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
433 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 頭 【トウ】 counter for large animals (e.g. head of cattle), counter for insects in a collection, counter for helmets, masks, etc.
  • 頭角 【トウカク】 distinguishing oneself, standing out, top of the head
  • 教頭 【キョウトウ】 deputy head teacher, vice principal
  • 会頭 【カイトウ】 society president
  • 頭 【コウベ】 head
  • 頭打ち 【アタマウチ】 reaching a peak, reaching the limit, plateauing, maxing out
  • 竜頭 【リュウズ】 crown (of a watch), stem, cannon (of a bell)
  • 飛竜頭 【ヒリョウズ】 filhos (traditional Portuguese dessert), deep-fried tofu mixed with thinly sliced vegetables
  • 頭 【トウ】 counter for large animals (e.g. head of cattle), counter for insects in a collection, counter for helmets, masks, etc.
  • 頭角 【トウカク】 distinguishing oneself, standing out, top of the head
  • 鳥兜 【トリカブト】 aconite (esp. species Aconitum japonicum), wolfsbane, monkshood, traditional bugaku hat

Kun reading compounds

  • 頭 【あたま】 head, hair (on one's head), mind, brains, intellect, leader, chief, boss, captain, top, tip, beginning, start, head, person, top structural component of a kanji, pair
  • 頭打ち 【あたまうち】 reaching a peak, reaching the limit, plateauing, maxing out
  • 石頭 【いしあたま】 obstinate person, stubbornness, pigheadedness, hard head (like a rock)
  • ごま塩頭 【ごましおあたま】 salt and pepper hair, dark hair streaked with gray
  • 頭 【あたま】 head, hair (on one's head), mind, brains, intellect, leader, chief, boss, captain, top, tip, beginning, start, head, person, top structural component of a kanji, pair
  • 頭文字 【かしらもじ】 first letter of a word, capital letter (at the start of a word or sentence), initials (of one's name)
  • 鯛の尾より鰯の頭 【たいのおよりいわしのかしら】 better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion
  • め組の頭 【めぐみのかしら】 fire brigade chief (in Edo), chief fireman
  • 頭 【こうべ】 head
  • 頭を振る 【かぶりをふる】 to shake one's head (in denial)

Readings

Japanese names:
かみ、 がみ、 ちゃん、 つむり、 づ
Chinese:
tou2, tou5
Korean:
du

Spanish

  • cabeza
  • principio
  • delantera

Portuguese

  • cabeça
  • sufixo para contagem de animais grandes

French

  • tête
  • compteur de gros animaux
294 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
203 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
186 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
386 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4469 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
519 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
275 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2504 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
276 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
276 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
166 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1889 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2019 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1073 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1450 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1453 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
43490 Morohashi
1604 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6639 New Nelson (John Haig)
1441 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1549 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
234 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
238 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3061 2001 Kanji
9a7.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-9 SKIP code
1118.6 Four corner code
38-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
982d Unicode hex code